The Art of Love

Red Trumpet Press
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 FORTUNE…SACRIFICE…PASSION....and SECRETS.A gripping tale of social morality, mystery and second chances in turn-of-the century San Francisco, The Art of Love will take you on an unforgettable journey from the last frontier of the Klondike to the new Sodom and Gomorrah of its time - Welcome to The Golden City.

After digging a fortune from the frozen fields of the Klondike, August Wolff heads south to the “Golden City” of San Francisco, hoping to put the unsolved disappearance of his wife and daughter behind him. The turn of the twentieth century brings him even more success, but the distractions of a place some call the new Sodom and Gomorrah can’t fill the gaping hole in his life.

Amelia Starling is a wildly talented artist caught in the straightjacket of Old New York society. Making a heart-breaking decision, she moves to San Francisco to further her career, all the while living with the pain of a sacrifice no woman should ever have to make. 

Through the art world, Gus and Lia connect as two damaged yet resilient souls. But the past, shrouded in mystery, prevents the two of them from finding a way forward. Unwilling to lead what she considers an immoral lifestyle, Lia leaves San Francisco and vows to begin again in Europe. 

The Golden City offers everything a man could wish for except the answers Gus is desperate to find. But find them he must, or he and Lia have no chance at all.

The Art of Love, has earned the following awards:

A Notable Indie Book of 2014
Silver Ippy Award
New Apple Medalist
Editor’s Choice – Idaho Book Awards


The Art of Love is Book One in A.B. Michaels' historical fiction series "The Golden City." Other titles in the series include The Depth of Beauty, The Promise, The Price of Compassion and Josephine's Daughter. All novels in the series are stand-alone reads.

For more information on the series, please visit abmichaels.com.
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A native of California, A.B. Michaels holds masters’ degrees in history (UCLA) and broadcasting (San Francisco State University).  After working for many years as a promotional writer and editor, she turned to writing the kind of enthralling, page-turning fiction she loves to read.  

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Red Trumpet Press
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Published on
May 4, 2014
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Pages
346
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ISBN
9780991508907
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Language
English
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This content is DRM free.
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The Perfect Family? Hardly. 

It cracked when Jenna Bergstrom was fourteen and shattered a few years later. Secrets followed by tragedy will do that to you.

Now Jenna's ailing grandfather needs her expertise to restore the family's legendary artists' retreat known as Sinner's Grove. Reluctantly she agrees to help, but there's a problem...

She'll have to work side-by-side with the ex-love of her life.

Brit Maguire knows heartbreak. Jenna was the girl of his dreams until she disappeared from his life completely. Now she's back, and the feelings he's pushed aside just won't stay put. But as the architect for the Sinner's Grove renovation, he's got more important things on his mind - like finding out who wants the project scrapped badly enough to kill for it. Finding his way back to Jenna won't count for anything if Brit can't keep her safe.

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The Art of Love, the award-winning first novel in that series recounts the founding of Sinner's Grove by Klondike King August Wolff and artist Amelia Starling at the turn of the twentieth century. Other titles in the Golden City series include The Depth of Beauty, The Promise, The Price of Compassion and Josephine's Daughter. All books in the series are stand-alone reads. 

For more information on the series, please visit abmichaels.com.

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When her brother nearly dies from a dangerous infection, Kit defies convention and becomes a working nurse. Through her troubled romance with a young doctor and a series of dramatic events, including a natural disaster and her mother’s own critical illness, Kit begins to understand who her mother truly is and what their relationship is all about. She may not get the chance to appreciate their bond, however, because, through no fault of her own, a madman has Kit in his crosshairs.

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For more information, please visit abmichaels.com.
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